Best practices

Suspended GCP VM instances for more than a week

Risk Level

Informational (4)

Compliance Frameworks


GCP VM instance {GcpVmInstance} is suspended. Please note that while the VM is suspended, you will be charged for the instance memory, device state and all of its attached resources (persistent disk usage, static IPs). To stop being charged for the instance memory and the device state, you can stop the VM instance. In case the attached resources aren't necessary, you can reconfigure a stopped VM to detach and then delete its resources. For more information, see
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Cost optimization could be achieved by reconfiguring a stopped VM to detach and delete its resources- before preforming these steps, please make sure that the resources of the VM aren't necessary, otherwise it's better just to stop the VM.